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Key and Peele Are Officially Two of the World’s Most Influential People

Time magazine unveiled its new list of the world's 100 most influential people, which includes both Late Night host Seth Meyers as well as Keegan-Michael Key and Jordan Peele. Meyers's longtime SNL collaborator Amy Poehler was tasked with writing his profile and called him "the best listener on television," while Judd Apatow wrote Key and Peele's profile titled "The New Faces of Funny." From Apatow's writeup, where he references his upcoming film project with the duo:

"We are writing a screenplay together, and I hope one day we make a movie. But regardless, every time I leave a meeting with them, I feel like I have [...]

Watch Jessica St. Clair, Lennon Parham, and Keegan-Michael Key in a New Clip from 'Playing House'

Here's a clip from Lennon Parham and Jessica St. Clair's new USA series Playing House, which premieres April 29th. It features Key & Peele's Keegan-Michael Key, who's also a regular on the show, in case you needed another reason to watch.

Key & Peele's Valets Finally Meet Their Hero, Liam Neesons

Here's a new sketch from Comedy Central's Key & Peele, in which their Liam Neesons-obsessed valet characters finally meet the real Liam Neesons and react just as you'd expect them to when in the presence of their hero.

Key and Peele's Valets Went Crazy for Arsenio Halls

Jordan Peele and Keegan-Michael Key were on The Arsenio Hall Show last night, and when Arsenio mentioned that he was a big fan of their valet characters, they jumped into character and took over his studio to show their enthusiasm for Harlem Nights and Coming to America. Below, they give a brief history of their relationship, tried another version of their "Soul Food" sketch, and plot to get their hands on Arsenio's show.

Key & Peele's Valets Love Sandra Bullock

Jordan Peele and Keegan-Michael Key stopped by The Tonight Show on Friday and had the good fortune to follow Sandra Bullock, as Bullocks herself is the centerpiece of this upcoming Key & Peele sketch involving the show's popular, name-skewing valets. So far, Key and Peele have a pretty good track record of people enjoying their sketches about them.

Key and Peele Are Producing a 'Police Academy' Reboot

Only a few days after winning a Peabody Award, comedy duo Keegan-Michael Key and Jordan Peele have signed on to produce the Police Academy reboot, THR reports. The last update on the reboot came when first-time director Scott Zabielski (Tosh.0) signed on to direct in 2012, but he has since parted ways with the project. According to the latest update, Key and Peele have now joined original Police Academy producer Paul Maslansky for the reboot, though it hasn't been announced yet whether they will be starring in it as well. Here's what Maslansky told THR of the reboot back in 2010:

"It's going to be very [...]

Key and Peele: Exclusion in Comedy Is the Same as Bullying

"To not make fun of something is, we believe, itself a form of bullying. When a humorist makes the conscious decision to exclude a group from derision, isn’t he or she implying that the members of that group are not capable of self-reflection? Or don’t possess the mental faculties to recognize the nuances of satire? A group that’s excluded never gets the opportunity to join in the greater human conversation."

- Keegan-Michael Key and Jordan Peele in a new piece for Time magazine, in which they explain their role as comedians at a time when political correctness has become another form of bullying.

Key & Peele React to 'SNL's Diversity Issue

Keegan-Michael Key and Jordan Peele, stars of Comedy Central's sketch show Key and Peele, did an interview with THR in which they discussed SNL's recent diversity issue:

PEELE: I think everyone sees what's going on, which is Lorne Michaels has a history of relating to white men, and it is a field where there are a disproportionate amount of whacky white guys. But the truth of the matter is, we have so many friends who are African-American women who are straight-up ready that it doesn't really hold water to us.

KEY: That would be our opinion. But we run in different circles than Lorne Michaels does, if you can [...]

Key and Peele Are Comedy Central's Impartial Judges of Racism

Keegan-Michael Key and Jordan Peele were the guests on The Daily Show last night, and their timing was fortuitous. Jessica Williams, Jason Jones and Aasif Mandvi were struggling to judge the inherent racism of several recent race-related incidents, but luckily Key and Peele were on hand for some sensible adjudication. Below, also check out their interview with Jon, who clearly loves their show.

Key & Peele Introduce Mergatroid Skittle, More New Football Players on 'Conan'

Keegan-Michael Key and Jordan Peele appeared on Conan last night to promote the third season of Key & Peele, and premiere a sequel to their "East/West College Bowl" sketch about ridiculous football player names. And below, they talk about their early days at MADtv and act out for Conan what it's like when they meet an older fan. It involves singing.

'Key and Peele' Wins a Peabody Award

The 73rd Annual Peabody Awards were announced this morning, and among the recipients was Comedy Central's own Key and Peele. On the Peabody website, they bestow some high praise on the show creators and stars: "It's like Abbott and Costello Meet Richard Pryor when the duo of Keegan-Michael Key and Jordan Peele fearlessly apply their mischievous minds and satirical savvy to racially aware sketches both broad and incisive." The awards ceremony will be on May 19th in New York and televised for the first time on the Pivot network.

Key and Peele to Play Recurring Characters on FX's 'Fargo'

Comedy Central duo Keegan-Michael Key and Jordan Peele are joining the cast of FX's TV adaptation of the Coen Brothers' movie Fargo, EW reports. The two stars of the Comedy Central sketch show Key & Peele, which wrapped up its third season in December, will appear in the final four episodes of Fargo's 10-episode limited run as FBI partners Bill Budge (Key) and Webb Pepper (Peele).

Set to debut on April 15th, Fargo will follow different characters and a different case from the Oscar-winning movie that inspired it but it will keep the movie's subject matter and tone. Billy Bob Thornton, Colin Hanks, Martin Freeman, Bob Odenkirk, Kate [...]

Watch Paul F. Tompkins and Key & Peele Have a Chat

Here's the latest episode of Paul F. Tompkins's internet talk show Speakeasy, and his guests this time around are Key & Peele stars/creators Keegan-Michael Key and Jordan Peele. The three have a lovely conversation about how Key & Peele first met in Chicago, the danger of ironic racism, and a great story about a grandmother watching their show.

Judd Apatow Is Making a Movie with Key & Peele

Key & Peele stars Keegan-Michael Key and Jordan Peele have signed a deal to write a movie with Judd Apatow, Deadline reports. There aren't too many details yet; Key and Peele will star in and executive produce the film, which will be produced by Apatow Productions. While he wouldn't talk about the movie's plot, Apatow said:

 “I love these guys because they are riotously, make you sick because you can’t stop laughing, funny. I think Key and Peele are capable of making the movie that America desperately needs right now.”

It's another piece of good news for Key and Peele, whose sketch show was just renewed for a fourth season.